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Lifelong Learning, Innovation, Growth and Human capital Tracks in Europe

Objective

LLLight’in’Europe –LifeLong Learning, Innovation, Growth and Human capital Tracks in Europe
Among all Europeans between 24 and 65 years old who had a tertiary educational degree in 2010, 82.8% were working. In the same age group, 68.3% who completed secondary schooling were working. Only 46% of those who did not complete secondary schooling were working. It is apparent that if Europe wants to be working, higher education is the necessary foundation for being competitive in the labor market. Since this is not only true for generations of future workers currently in school, but equally so for those who are today in their 30s, 40s and 50s, Lifelong Learning must be essential to continued employability.
The cumulative investment necessary to generate higher education degrees alone for adults over the next two decades across Europe may be 3.5 trillion euros or about 1.4% of European GDP per year. Even higher investments are required in non-formal and informal Lifelong Learning. To help guide this investment, this research project will find answers to the following urgent questions:
1. How do successful enterprises actively employ Lifelong Learning for their competitive advantage?
2. Which public policy environments facilitate Lifelong Learning for such enterprises and entrepreneurs?
3. How does Lifelong Learning interact with and promote innovativeness on the enterprise level?
4. How much of which skills do European adults actually have?
5. What are the actual learning mechanisms in adult life that lead to these skills?
6. What are the causal effects of these skills on growth, competitiveness and social cohesion?
The research consortium includes nine universities and research institutes from four academic disciplines – macro-econometrics, innovation dynamics, educational systems, psychometrics – to establish empirically proven answers. All outputs of the project (models, reports and tools) are designed to guide, support and facilitate best practice and strategy among public policy officials, enterprise strategists, individual citizens and fellow scientists.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2011-2
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Coordinator

ZEPPELIN UNIVERSITAT GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Address
Am Seemooser Horn 20
88045 Friedrichshafen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 415 698,75
Administrative Contact
Peer Ederer (Prof.)

Participants (11)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 938,05
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 311 687
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Torben Lademann (Mr.)
IFO INSTITUT LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG AN DER UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 588
Address
Poschinger Strasse 5
81679 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ludger Woessmann (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 274 346,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingeborg Oude Lansink (Ms.)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 61 370
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Günther R. Mittler (Dr.)
EKONOMICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 100 121,60
Address
Dolnozemska Cesta 1
85235 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martina Lubyova (Dr.)
CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
China
EU contribution
€ 82 687,50
Address
South College Road, Haidian District 39
100081 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Haizheng Li (Prof.)
INNOVATION & GROWTH ACADEMY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 367 398,40
Address
Jan Massenstraat 34
1411 RW Naarden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peer Ederer (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 349 570,20
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfred Funk (Mr.)
LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 208
Address
Scharnhorststrasse 1
21335 Luneburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anke Zerm (Mrs.)
CENTRUM SPOLOCENSKYCH A PSYCHOLOGICKYCH VIED SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 100 242
Address
Sancova 56
811 05 Bratislava
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martina Lubyova (Dr.)